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Will of Randal Greene
In the name of God Amen This is the last will and testament of me Randal Greene of St. John’s Accountant made to serve in case of Necessity.
My Assets are:
|House and furniture||1000.|
|1 Policy Life Insurance Life Assoc Scotland||120||.120.|
|1 do do Britannia Office||360.||360.|
|1 do. do. Royal||300.||300.|
|Bonuses attached to do.||45.||45.|
|1 do. do. Equitable U.S.A. New York||250.||250.|
|8 shares in Union Bank||1260.|
|3 do. As Trustee||290.|
2 Shares Notre Dame Mining Co. at present
of no value
My Liabilities are: Current a/cs being all paid up my only liabilities are to “Thomas Shortall the sum of Five hundred pounds currency with interest since 6th December last at the rate of three per cent per annum being the balance of a sum borrowed from him for the purchase of Union Bank stock for which he holds my receipt and my stock certificate as collateral security also about ten pounds to my neighbour Mr. J. F. Meehan being balance due on building a/c and which I could never prevail on him to bring to a close” Therefore I give and bequeath unto my sons M.K. and D.J. Greene (whom I hereby appoint executors to this my will) in trust for the purposes hereinafter mentioned all and singular the aforesaid property or any other property that I may die possessed of
I then will that the dividends and bonuses arising from my shares in Union Bank (eleven in number) shall be paid to my beloved wife during her lifetime as they from time to time fall due for her own use and benefit and after her death that the three shares registered in my name as Trustee become the joint and absolute property of my sons aforesaid and that four shares of my said stock shall be held in trust for my son D.J. Greene his heirs and successors and the dividends and bonuses arising from the same shall be regularly paid to him as they become due also that the remaining four shares of my said stock be held in trust for the use of my sister Mary Greene should she be then living Dividend &c. paid to her as aforesaid and after her death to be so continued for the use of my sister Kate Pendergast and after her death to be so continued for the benefit of her children if unmarried if one is married and the other unmarried then to be held for the unmarried one but if both are married then it is my will that one share each be held in trust for themselves and their children and the remaining two shares to become the property of my son D. J. Greene in trust as aforesaid And should my said nieces die unmarried or without issue then it is my will that the two shares hereby reserved shall become the joint property of my two sons aforesaid also that my shares in the Notre Dame Mining Co. be their joint property hoping that some day or other they may become valuable to them And now may God have mercy on my soul In witness whereof I have hereunto my signature and seal attached on the 24th of Janry 1876,
Randal Greene (LS) Witness C.S. Pinsent, P J. Bulley.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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